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Archive for November, 2009

Singapore Youth Leading Edge Of Technology

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 17, 2009

It’s no surprise. Singapore has always had the best when it comes to education. The fruits of this investment is showing more and more everyday with technological trends. New technology is prevalent in every school and teachers have made it a part of the education curriculum. Online resources for all, not only those exceeding expectation but also for those who are lagging behind.

Students test results show up in the projects they do and the examinations they write, the end result being a better individual prepared for the real world.

Take for example Damon Widjaja and Keith Ng. Both recent grads started their own company called Swoozh. Technology being the driving force of their ambition and a little social networking on Facebook. Their game called Fame has put their company on the map.

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StarHub Joins the iPhone party

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 10, 2009

StarHub will finally start selling the famed iPhone later this year. SingTel and MobileOne have already enjoyed the Apple device for a while now. Welcome to the party. Pricing information has not been released but expect to see similar numbers across the board. One must wonder whether the iPhone has already reached market saturation and if there are still any mobile customers to be had?

Also just in time to catch the latest iPhone virus that has been going around. Just be sure that when you jailbreak your phone you change the default password to something other than “alpine”.

As well for those of you having Windows 7, 64 bit installations, sync problems with your iPhone have no fear. Gigabyte has released a BIOS update to fix the problem. The problem is specific to Intel chipsets which is commonplace among many motherboard manufacturers. Intel and Microsoft are investigating the problem.

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H1N1 Vaccinations Available

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 4, 2009

Approximately 200,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine have gone out to clinics and hospitals all over Singapore. Many have already gone to their local clinics and received the shot. It normally takes 2 weeks after the shot for the body’s immune system to build up antibodies for the virus. Bottom line is you should get the shot. However even after receiving the shot you should still take the necessary precautions: wash your hands, cough/sneeze into a handkerchief, avoid spreading or catching any germs.

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